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 Kids Summer Reading Program

Kids Programs


Reading Logs:

Reading to your child, attending storytimes, listening to audiobooks, and reading comics and magazines all may be applied to your reading logs!

Picture Book Level:

Track the number of picture books you read to earn prizes and enter into weekly raffles!  Pick up a log at the Kids Desk.

 Chapter Book Level:

Track the number of pages you read to earn prizes and enter into weekly  raffles!  Pick up a log at the Kids Desk.

 Science Activity Logs:

Explore science through fun activities!  Pick up an activity log at the Kids Desk for the chance to earn additional prizes!


Summer Weekly Kids Programs


Baby Bookworms Storytime

  • Interactive storytimes for babies and toddlers who aren't quite ready for a traditional storytime. We explore songs and stories, then have social play time.
    • Mondays at 10:30am: 0-18 months
    • Mondays at 11:15am: 12-24 months


*NEW* Wacky Science: Mondays at 3:30pm (AGES 5+ ONLY)


Little Texas Homeschool: First Tuesday of each month at 10:30am

  • An open homeschool group for kids ages 2-10. Meets in the large meeting room on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.

Storytime & Craft: Tuesdays at 6:00pm & 7:00pm

  • A storytime followed by a simple craft activity for families with kids of all ages. Seating is limited, tickets are available at the kids desk starting at 5:30pm.
      • 7/15 - Sound: Egg Maracas
      • 7/22 - Movement: Ribbon Dance Wands
      • 7/29 - Water: Bubbling Magic Water Bottles
      • 8/5 - Senses: Spice Painting


Arts & Crafts: Wednesdays at 6:00pm

  • Create one-of-a-kind artistic creations with Miss Dianne. Ages 8+ or with an adult. Seating is limited, tickets are available at the kids desk starting at 5:30pm.
    • 7/9  Wild and weird painting
    • 7/16  Make mine a tiger: Drawing and colored pencils
    • 7/23  Batman Craft
    • 7/30  Stamping with natural dyes
    • 8/6 Making Sharks and whales

Teen Nerd Night/Spark a Reaction: Wednesdays at 6:00pm

  • Get nerdy with Sci-Fi topics just for tweens & teens ages 10-18 only.
  • Free. No registration. Meets in the small meeting room across from the main library building.
      • 7/9  Fire and Ice
      • 7/16 Nerd Night: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
      • 7/23 Batman Day: Cool Comic Crafts
      • 7/30  Zombie Apocalypse
      • 8/6  The Art of Science


*NEW* Sign Storytime (all ages): Thursdays at 10:30am
  • Kids of all ages are invited to learn sign language through stories and songs!

*NEW* Family Science Nights: Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm

  • Discover the many fascinating worlds of science as we explore a variety of topics with guest speakers and DisneyNature screenings! Some programs may require registration
        • July 10th: "Nature Connections:  Texas Plants & Animals" with Meredith O'Reilly of Travis Audubon Society
        • July 17th: Mad Science - "Watt's Up?"
        • July 24th:  Disney Nature film - Earth
        • July 31st:  Disney Nature film - Wings of Life
        • August 7th:  Disney Nature film - African Cats


Weekly Summer Reading Log Raffle: Turn in your reading logs in before 6:00pm on Friday to be entered in our weekly raffle drawings!

Toddler & Preschool Storytimes

  • Traditional storytimes, intended for toddlers and preschoolers who can sit quietly and listen to 2-3 picture books.
    • Fridays at 10:30am: Toddlers 18-36 months
    • Fridays at 11:15am: Preschoolers 3-6 years


 *NEW* French Storytime (all ages):  Alternating Saturdays at 11:00am

  • June 21st, July 19th, August 2nd

Saturday Storytime (all ages):  Alternating Saturdays at 11:00am

  • June 28th & July 26th

Bow Wow Reading Dogs (ages 5+): Saturdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Little ones can practice their reading skills over the summer break with therapy dogs at the library!  Ages 5 & up.  Registration required -


SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobooks each week May 15 - Aug 20, 2014. Sign up for email or text alerts that invite you to download the new titles as they become available. Visit for more information.

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    Austin, TX  78728

    Monday-Thursday:  10am-8pm

     Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm

     Sunday: 1pm-6pm

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